After visiting the Making Room exhibition earlier this year, Stephen Taul of the Georgia Institute of Technology was inspired that a design and research studio at the School of Architecture based on this initiative could be a great way to engage students as part of their interdisciplinary seminar:Net Zero Energy Housing.

Along with others at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, he has put together a Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Design and Research Studio entitled On Urban Dwelling: Making Room in the Contemporary City

The series of seminars and studios focuses on the design and construction of medium-scaled ecologically-sensitive residential developments.Research into the demographic change in sunbelt cities such as Atlanta is the basis from which the studio seeks intelligent design solutions to emerging housing typologies. Cities continue to move away from satellite single-family bedroom communities towards center city, mid and high-rise housing blocks, creating the need for a sustained focus on what constitutes a viable public and affordable private realm.

CHPC is delighted to be offered the opportunity to visit the students who will be presenting their Fall semester work as part of a design review! Sarah Watson will be attending the school from December 4-5, 2013, and will report back with news of the students’ work.